Why is SAP HANA important?

Why is SAP HANA important?

SAP HANA (High-performance Analytic Appliance) is a multi-model database that stores data in its own memory instead of storing it on disk. This results in much faster data processing than disk-based data systems, enabling advanced real-time analytics.


Serving as a platform for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and other business applications, SAP HANA can be installed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, in a hybrid cloud system.

SAP HANA integrates data from multiple areas within an organization, such as:

    Traditional business documents, including contracts and spreadsheets
    UX/UI (user experience/user interface) – including website forms, emails and other customer interactions
    Mobile – information from customers' mobile devices and your own workforce
    IoT (Internet of Things) - data from the many sensors running in every sector of the company, from warehouses and means of transport to shops and offices

The SAP HANA system not only integrates all this data; it can also apply machine learning and AI to instantly analyze them in depth, accelerating decision-making in real time by providing fundamental insights into the company's operations.

Many organizations have large amounts of data that is essentially sitting in a data warehouse and providing no value, amounting to terabytes of untapped potential that could be used to accelerate business impact and deliver greater customer value.

With fast in-memory processing and real-time data analytics powered by machine learning, SAP HANA takes a company's data and makes it operational, streamlining processes, eliminating errors, and delivering benefits to customers and employees. Improve customer satisfaction with an always available product accessible from any smart phone. Keep employees happy with streamlined accounting processes, instant updates on benefits or vacation days, and enhanced collaboration platforms. It also helps managers and executives plan for the future with predictive analytics that can predict supply chain issues, manage cash flow, and integrate team workflows to increase efficiency.